I think everyone with the surname Lee believes there is a connection to Robert E. Lee. For years my family had a documented connection until it was determined that someone had cheated and entered incorrect records for the Cobbs Hall,Virginia genealogy. That John Lee was not the same person as my John Lee
My earliest Lee ancestor was George Lee, born about 1760 in Delaware and died in Baltimore County 13 July 1843. He married Mary Zimmerman 1 july, 1783 in Baltimore County. They ha 12 children. I am descended from their son, John Lee and his wife, Susannah Warfield of Baltimore.They moved west, first to Pennsylvania, then to OHio.